United States National Holiday (Independence Day)

On July 4, 1776, the American Declaration of Independence was promulgated, a text that constitutes the birth certificate of the country. This Declaration was strongly inspired by the philosophy of the Enlightenment. This text was meticulously drafted by a few colonists, including Thomas Jefferson, who would become the third president of the United States, succeeding John Adams and George Washington. On that day, the representatives of the 13 colonies voted the Declaration of Independence of the United States to remove them from the authority of the kingdom of Great Britain.

The Fourth of July is celebrated throughout the United States. It is a time for Americans to gather around barbecues and fireworks, visit museums and reconnect with their history.